WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A person is dead after an hours-long standoff in a Winston-Salem neighborhood Monday afternoon.
At 11:59 a.m., officers came to 4057 Parkview Court for a welfare check after someone reported consuming a large amount of a controlled substance.
When officers arrived, they encountered 55-year-old Kevin Simmons, who threatened officers with a gun, according to police. Simmons also released pepper spray in the home.
Officers evacuated a woman from the residence and a SWAT team responded and set up a perimeter.
At some point, Simmons fired a round through a window near two officers. The round hit a nearby home.
After trying to get Simmons to cooperate, officers thought they heard another gunshot. They then went inside and found Simmons dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officers on the scene said the "incident has been stabilized" and there is no threat to the community.